Treasures of Tuscany & Gourmet Delights of Emilia Romagna Educational Trip October 22 - 29, 2016 Back

Departs from : Rome City Centre

Duration : 8 days

Type : Private

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Price Per Person : EUR 1,300.00

Meals Included

Breakfasts : 8

Dinners : 6

Lunches : 3

Wine Tastings : 2

Cooking Lessons : 1


This is an educational tour for travel agents, travel writers and travel professionals which explores a very unique area in Tuscany known as Maremma and some of Italy's finest hot-springs. In addition to the lesser-well known places in Tuscany, we also explore the incredible coastline there as well as Livorno, Pisa, Lucca, Florence, Bologna and the incredible republic of San Marino.

Have a look at our video about Emilia Romagan here;


Day 1 : Benvenuti in Italia !!! ...Meeting at the Ludovisi Palace hotel in Rome at 10 AM and Proceeding on to La Perrina in the Maremma region of Tuscany

Where we visit : Rome City Centre, Maremma

Meeting Location : Ludovisi Palace Hotel

Description :

Benvenuti in Italia !!!  We are meeting with you in Rome at the Ludovisi Palace Hotel at 9 AM.

From here We are going to head northwest up the coast of Italy into the Maremma area in the region of Tuscany.  We will be staying at a very unique property here in this estate place known as La Parrina . This is a property unique in all of Italy and the Tuscan region because they are producing not only some of the best wines in the region, but also their own very unique cheese, olive oil, meat, jams and jellies, pastries, fruits and vegetables of all varieties - which is beautifully paired with the wines produced here.

Needless to say, this makes a great place to experience tasting some local prosciutto, cheese and some few different kind of wine for a light lunch and be taken by Massimiliano on tour of the estate in the afternoon today.

Welcome dinner and overnight at La Parrina estate this evening. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 2 : The Incredible Tuscan Coast - Porto Santo Stefano and Porto Ercole

Where we visit : Porto Santo Stefano, Porto Ercole

Description :

Today is dedicated to experiencing one of the most incredible coast lines in Tuscany which very few people know about.

Much like the Italian riviera, this part of the Tuscan coast is kept relatively hidden from the rest of the world, but it is a true treasure to behold.

Many beautiful towns dot the coast and today will be a day filled with wonderful photo opportunities and an hotel inspection.

Return to the Parrina estate to relax a while and later having a wonderful dinner all together with overnight there. 


Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 : Saturnia Spa Resort

Where we visit : Saturnia

Description :

After a leisurely breakfast this morning we are going to start our journey with stopping at the "Giardino dei Tarocchi" which is a fascinating garden.  From here, we will be continuing to the Saturnia natural hot-springst famous and known all over the world for the beautiful kool-aid blue waters that create an incredible naturally warm hot-spring and waterfall.

There will be time today to experience various treatments at the Saturnia resort one of Italy's finest spa facilities and eat something at the spa resort.

Dinner this evening in a beautiful Tuscan town.

Overnight at the spa.  

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 : Saturnia - Livorno - Pisa with arrival in Borgo Giusto

Where we visit : Saturnia, Pisa, Borgo a Mozzano

Description :

After buffet breakfast this morning we will depart Saturnia to go visiting the water-fall which is located close by the hotel and then head up Italy's coast to the town of Livorno which is a very popular port located in Tuscany where many of the major cruise ships come into and it is interesting to see this town as it has an interesting jewish history which we will get a chance to learn about before heading to Pisa to see the leaning tower.

In the early afternoon we will head to the beautiful town of Lucca.

This evening we will have a welcome dinner in Borgo a Mozzano at the village of Borgo Giusto to enjoy this beautiful historic place by foot. 

Overnight in Borgo Giusto. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 : The Gorgeous Villas of Lucca & Down Town with Cooking Class

Where we visit : Lucca

Description :

Today we will experience some of the most beautiful villas with gardens in Tuscany that surround Lucca.

Prior to lunch we will enjoy a cooking class at a property that is known for some tremendous culinary traditions and in the afternoon you will have a walking tour of down town Lucca.

Dinner this evening is recommended to two of the most well-known restaurants in Lucca "La Buca di Sant' Antonio" and "L' Ulivo".

Return to Borgo Giusto for an overnight there.


Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Cooking Class

Day 6 : Bologna & Emilia Romagna's Finest Hot Springs

Where we visit : Bologna, Forlimpopoli

Description :


Today we will head from Lucca into the region of Emilia Romagna stopping en-route in Bologna. 

In Bologna we will have time to explore the city and stop for lunch.

From here, we will proceed en-route to the Terme della Fratta spa resort.

Enjoy the afternoon here at leisure and experience the spa facilities.

In the evening dinner at the hotel and some piano bar with the Pop star Giò Patti singing.

Overnight at the hotel Grand Hotel Terme Della Fratta in Forlimpopoli.


Meals : Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 : San Marino - A Country within a Country

Where we visit : Republic of San Marino

Description :

This morning after an exquisite breakfast we head to the beautiful town of San Marino to experience this very unique republic located.  Here you will have a chance to purchase items for a very good deal. After lunch we will head back to the hotel to enjoy more treatments and have dinner at one of the most interesting winery that you have never visited and seen and that will impress you for its particularity...Surprise !!!

Overnight at the Grand Hotel Terme della Fratta

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner, Wine Tasting

Day 8 : On the way to Rome - stop in Bagno di Romagna for a pieceful time before Time to say Arrivaderci to Italy

Where we visit : Bagno di Romagna, Rome

Description :

Today on the way back to Rome we will experience the town of Bagno di Romagna and do an inspection of the Grand Hotel Terme Roseo which is a beautiful hotel located in the centre of town also with its own unique thermal springs and the magical forest populated by the gnomes.

After lunch we will begin our journey back to Rome airport, train station and hotels.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. 4 star hotels in great locations
  2. Daily Buffet Breakfast
  3. English speaking tour escort for the duration of the tour

What's Not Included

  1. Airport departure taxes
  2. Alcoholic Beverages During Meals
  3. Domestic flights
  4. Everything not clearly specified under “rates include”.
  5. Food and beverages not mentioned in the program
  6. Gratuities of any type
  7. Inter-Italy Flights
  8. International fights
  9. Italy hotel tourist tax (must be paid locally at hotel)
  10. Luggage Handling at Airport
  11. Meals not mentioned in the program
  12. Optional excursions during your tour
  13. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  14. Travel Insurance



Tuscany is among the most beautiful regions of Italy. The gentle curves and slopes of the land will enchant you. Tuscany is as famous for its wine and cuisine as it is for its landscapes. Wine production focuses on red wines like Chianti, San Giovese, Rosso di Montalcino, Rosso di Montepulciano, Bolgheri, and others.

Food is prepared with seasonal ingredients and enjoyed quietly by charming views. There are many medieval towns and castles, and in each of them you can find a treasure or two; it can be a painting by a famous artist hidden in an unusual church, a meal prepared by a passionate cook, or a great conversation with a local - whatever it is, for sure will be genuine.

Journeying through the hills and valleys, discovering the beauty of the land and the calm within yourself has attracted seekers of life and love to beautiful Tuscany for many years. The tradition continues to this day, and Tuscany welcomes them with her open arms. Major attractions: small and bigger medieval towns including Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni, Volterra, Certaldo, Greve in Chianti, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cortona, Pienza, and many others. Major festivals and events: Siena's Palio horse race, Puccini's Summer Opera Festival in Torre del Lago, Arezzo's Saracen Joust, Estate Fiesolana Music Festival, Cortona music and food festival, other local festivals.)



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Price Per Person : EUR 1,300.00

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